Hello, again, everyone, Happy Halloween, and don't forget to vote next week! Ahead of the elections on Tuesday, this weekend we present our documentary "The Rise of the New Right: A Hardball Documentary with Chris Matthews, " on Saturday at 7PM. The growing fear among some citizens of losing their rights and freedoms has created a political backlash toward the US government and manifested itself in violent rhetoric and anti-government groups who want to “take their country back.” Chris Matthews takes a hard look at the recent surge of anger on the political right, particularly the outpouring of support for the Tea Party, which helped secure Rand Paul’s primary victory in Kentucky. Our Lockup Marathon on Saturday night starts at 8PM. Please join us on facebook and twitter. At 1AM, we have The Squeeze: Wanna Work a Number? And at 2AM, we are re-airing another episode of this new series, A Necessary Evil. Sunday, we are pre-empted for live coverage of the mid-term election story, in preparation for Tuesday's voting. Please join us next Saturday, November 6, however, when we launch an all new season of Lockup Raw.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29
10PM: Lockup Raw: The Daily Grind: Every time the Lockup producers step into another prison, they're amazed by the world they've entered. It’s violent, loud and very intimidating. And yet through it all, it's a fascinating place. But the daily grind of prison life has been known to push some inmates to the brink. While some use the time wisely, other inmates self-destruct.ld
11PM: Lockup Raw: Inmates Gone Wild: When Lockup crews go behind prison walls, they know to always expect the unexpected. They’ve seen bloody assaults inmate rage, destruction in the cell block, and bizarre expressions of personal style. Now some of the most memorable and unexpected moments we’ve encountered inside America’s prisons.
12AM: Lockup: NC Women's Prison: Don't let appearances fool you. Although it may look like a college campus, this maximum-security facility is home to more than 1100 inmates. The women held here have committed crimes ranging from theft to murder. Some will never again live life on the outside. MSNBC profiles some of the daughters, sisters, mothers and grandmothers doing hard time, and we hear about one of the topics many prisoners are reluctant to talk about: love between prisoners behind bars.
1AM: Lockup: Tennessee Women's Prison: Located on the banks of the Cumberland River, is the Tennessee Prison for Women. On the outskirts of Nashville, the birthplace of country music, this is a place where the heartbreak and loss of country lyrics are a reality for more than 700 women. It's the state's only female maximum security facility. Their crimes can be heinous. Their feelings can be intense. And their lives are now consumed by unimagined challenges.
2AM: Lockup Wabash: Situated in America's heartland, among acres of Indiana cornfields, is the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, a prison that houses not only the state's most violent offenders, but also a large population of the mentally ill. Of the more than 2,000 men incarcerated here, approximately 700 have been diagnosed with a mental illness. With the permission of medical and prison staff, and inmates as well, MSNBC looks at the challenges of housing not only violent offenders, but those with serious psychiatric needs, as well.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30
7PM: Rise of the New Right: A Hardball Documentary with Chris Matthews: The growing fear among some citizens of losing their rights and freedoms has created a political backlash toward the US government and manifested itself in violent rhetoric and anti-government groups who want to “take their country back.” Chris Matthews takes a hard look at the recent surge of anger on the political right, particularly the outpouring of support for the Tea Party, which helped secure Rand Paul’s primary victory in Kentucky.
8PM: Lockup: Inside Stateville: Go inside an Illinois prison that's been home to some of the state’s most violent criminals since 1919. Nearly half of the 2600 inmates are in for murder. Another 25 percent are serving time for violent crimes. Although convicts once challenged guards for control, MSNBC shows you how prison officials introduced reforms that keep the inmate population in check.
9PM: Lockup Raw: Killers Among Us: One of the most intense things our Lockup field crews encounter when they go inside a maximum security prison is conducting interviews with murderers, often sitting five or six feet away from a very violent offender. But more often than not, they leave those conversations feeling like they just talked to somebody who’s a normal, everyday guy.
10PM: Lockup Special Investigation: Lake County Juvenile Justice - Kevin, Kymyada: Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura observes that an indicator of what will happen in a child's life can be found by looking at the family and how supportive it has been. And the kids seem to know this, too. Sixteen-year-old Kevin Wells notes that, "Sometimes we need guidance in our life, and we need the parents to be there for us when we need them the most. And when you ain’t got ‘em, it just hurts." He's been at Lake County Juvenile for 3 months. It’s been a long detainment, and not his first. Most offenders leave after their first hearing but Kevin has appeared before his judge three times because his mother failed to attend two court dates. While Kevin waits in limbo, just down the hall, an intake officer prepares to process Kymyada, a recurrent runaway, who says this arrest is just a big misunderstanding. Decades of research shows that peer pressure and family turmoil are the two biggest stressors leading to juvenile delinquency. For Kymyada, her relationship with her mom never seems to live up to what either of them expects.
11PM: Lockup Special Investigation: Lake County Juvenile Justice - Rodrick, Morris: More than three thousand kids pass through the juvenile courts in Lake County, Indiana each year. Here, consequences can range from a sleepless night in detention to the ultimate punishment for kids who keep coming back: Boys' School. Kids can also be placed in a variety of mental health and rehabilitation facilities, known as placement. For Morris, his probation officer was recommending an extended placement in a group home where he can learn to manage his anger problem. But seventeen-year-old Rodrick is back in Lake County Juvenile after being arrested for marijuana possession. According to Rodrick, and those overseeing his case, he had been on a straight and narrow path, working towards becoming an electrician, covering up his gang tattoos and preparing for the arrival of his second child. Rodrick insists he is innocent. He says the marijuana was found in a car near where he was standing, not on him, and that it is definitely not his. He is trying to put his past behind him, but for kids caught up in street life, their list of offenses is their resume. He will go into court with a team on his side. But his long record will also speak loudly to the judge.
12PM: Lockup Special Investigation: Lake County Juvenile Justice - Aaron, Ayryana, Marie: Figuring out the factors that contribute to kids landing in juvenile is never an exact science. Some come with serious crimes, some minor offenses. Over the past six years, seventeen year old Aaron has become a familiar face at Lake County Juvenile. Now, with his eighteenth birthday just days away, Aaron finds himself back behind bars. This time, he was picked up on a bench warrant for failing to appear at his last court hearing in a neighboring town in Illinois. To make matters worse, he’s still on probation for attempted auto theft and battery in Lake County. Nationally, nearly thirty percent of juvenile arrests involve females. Sometimes the close quarters and inherent anxiety of being locked up help create unexpected bonds. For seventeen year old Marie, the girls in her pod have become a kind of family. And sixteen year old repeat offender Ayryana is back after being released barely a month ago. After being expelled from the school for fighting the previous year, her return to the campus was an unwelcome sight for the principal, who quickly summoned police to escort her off the grounds.Complicating Ayryana’s case are two prior offenses for driving without a license and battery on a classmate.
1AM: The Squeeze: Wanna Work a Number?: Cook County Jail, eight miles south of downtown Chicago, is a labyrinth of holding cells spanning ten square city blocks, and the largest single-site jail facility in the U.S. For anyone arrested in the Windy City, it's one of the first stops. Pretrial detainees make up 95 percent of the population there – meaning they’ve been charged but have not had their day in court. For authorities, Cook County represents their greatest hub of intelligence gathering. It's the home of a specialized team called the Criminal Intelligence Unit, or CIU, under the command of the Cook County Sheriff. Their job: to gather intelligence on gang activity both inside and outside the jail.
2AM: The Squeeze: A Necessary Evil: Chicago… home to more than a hundred thousand gang members and a rampant drug trade. At Cook County Jail, authorities work cases with the help of inmates…turned informants. In this high-stakes game of opportunity, everybody has an angle. And sometimes, the bad guys play both sides of the fence.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31
NO LONGFORM PROGRAMMING